Community

November 18, 2020

MAMA Helicopter Flight Paramedic Embodies Personal and Community Pride

By Erin Young and Robert A. Poarch “One of the fascinating parts of the job is that we never know what we’re going to come across on any given day, but we’re prepared for facing the gamut.” – John Carrico John Carrico has been a flight paramedic on Mission Hospital’s MAMA (Mountain Area Medical Airlift) […]

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October 23, 2020

5 Benefits of Doctor Visit Curbside Check-in

By Robert A. Poarch Masks. Social distancing. Elbow bumps. Hand sanitizer. This is our new normal. So, when it comes to seeing your doctor, you should know that there are precautions in place to make sure you’re coming into a safe environment for your care and our staff. And, that starts even before you enter […]

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October 21, 2020

New Methods of Breast Tumor Investigation Make the Patient Experience Easier

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE We see the well-recognized pink ribbon a lot in Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October. It symbolizes many things: the fight for a cure, the work that researchers continue to put into developing better testing and treatments, and for virtually everyone, it may remind them of a friend or […]

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October 21, 2020

Don’t Skip That Mammogram: Transylvania Regional Hospital Offers the Best in Breast Imaging Technology and Services

By Michele Pilon, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and those of us in healthcare are devoted to educating, screening and treating women for breast cancer in addition to raising awareness. I’m proud of the technology we have at our disposal at Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) to screen women for breast cancer, […]

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October 21, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Offers Opportunity to Celebrate Advances in Treatment and Look Ahead to Enhanced Screening Options Coming to Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important to focus on prevention and treatment of this disease that, sadly, still affects one in every eight women. The news surrounding breast cancer is promising however, as compared to the grim statistics of decades ago. I will remind everyone that […]

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October 21, 2020

1 in 8: What You Need to Know and Do to Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, everyone at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) is especially focused on breast health and raising awareness about breast cancer and prevention. I also urge community members to take advantage of the advanced screening technology we have here at BRRH, and […]

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October 21, 2020

Angel Medical Center’s Breast Services Combine the Latest Technology with Superior Patient Care

By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One in eight women will receive this diagnosis at some point during their lives, but fortunately, deaths due to breast cancer are going down. The decrease is in large part due to constantly evolving advanced imaging technology. When you come […]

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September 28, 2020

Happy Anniversary MAMA!: Looking Back and Looking Forward

By Erin Young and Robert A. Poarch This September 29 marks another year closer to three decades for Mission Health’s helicopter emergency transportation program we affectionately refer to as MAMA. This July, the Mountain Area Medical Airlift team transported their 25,000th patient. And, the team is looking forward to the arrival of a new, modern […]

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September 25, 2020

Ask the Doctor: D. Todd Detar, DO, Answers Questions about Osteopathic Medicine and His Role in the Community

Q. What attracted you to medicine? A. While studying health education at the University of Delaware, a college sports injury ended my life’s dream of becoming an NFL player. One of my coaches saw an opportunity for me to work as a trainer for the Philadelphia Phillies, and over time, I decided to become a […]

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September 21, 2020

Mission Children’s Hospital Partnership with Mountain Child Advocacy Center Enhances Care for Babies and Children Who Are Victims of Neglect and Abuse

By Carolyn Comeau The safety and quality of life of Buncombe County’s babies and children are dependent on the adults around them. But sadly, over 4,000 children in Buncombe County alone experience neglect and physical or sexual abuse annually. – 1 in 5 children will experience abuse or neglect. – 50 percent of abuse victims […]

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